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My daughter is very sick, please help

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  • Posted By: calatynch
  • March 13, 2008
  • 11:41 PM

:( On February 16, 2008, our world was turned upside down. Our daughter had just finished her last high school bowling match of the season when 10 minutes later she had a severe nose-bleed come out of no where! She has never had nose-bleeds in the past and this was serious. We were able to slow it down and she was walking to the restroom to clean up when she slumped up against a wall and then blacked out. Luckily she had two friends with her and she did not hit her head. They gently laid her on the ground and then she stared crying about having horrible head pain in both her temples. She then blacked out again for a brief period of time. When she came to, she could not see anything and then began screaming that she had shooting pains going down both her arms and the pain in her head had moved to the middle of her head in the back. She then started vomiting and had cold sweats, but she felt extremely warm. Her pulse was racing. She actually stopped breathing temporarily then her arms began tremoring. She was rushed to the hospital by ambulance and spent the next 8 days in the hospital. They ran every test on her looking for possible clots, anyerisums, tumors, blockages, etc... MRI/MRV/MRA, CT Scans, spinal taps, EEG's, EKG's, and they all came back negative. Her blood work also looked normal. They basically wrote her off and told us it was a psychological problem and she needed to see a therapist. The day before they released her, she started having problems walking on her right leg and then her face and arms on her right side of her body became numb. She is now stuttering too.

She has been home three weeks now and has had no improvemements. The tremors, stuttering, weakness on the right side of her body (she is using a walker to get around). We took her to Children's Hospital in DEtroit, MI and saw the Chief Neurologist and he gave us the same diagnosis as the doctors in our hospital. We also took her to a psychologist who does not agree with their diagnosis and feels it is more serious.

We cannot believe this is all related to a psychological disorder. We are taking her to U of M, Ann Arbor Hospital tomorrow, but i am fearful that they will tell us the same thing.

Her pain is getting worse in her head and arms. PLEASE HELP!

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